Executive Director of Gorchakov Foundation for Public Diplomacy Support, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from the Mendeleev Moscow Chemistry and Technology Institute and the Russian State University of Physical Education. Took postgraduate courses for diplomatic personnel at the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RF MFA) Diplomatic Academy.
Worked as head of Main Directorate for Physical Education and Reserves at the USSR Sports Committee; First Deputy Chairman of the RSFSR State Committee on Physical Culture and Sports; councilor at the Russian General Consulate in Barcelona (Spain) during the Olympic Games.
In 1993 joined the RF MFA. Russian Ambassador to Poland; then Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Minister for CIS affairs.
From 2000 till 2004, Special Presidential Representative in the Siberian Federal Region.
At one time, served as Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of RAO United Energy Systems of Russia.
Recipient of state awards.
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)